Still Have These on Your Missouri Car? – Get Ready to Pay a Fine
It makes sense when you think about it, but I would be the type of person who would likely forget. There's something you can have on your vehicle in Missouri only if it's a certain time of year. If you still have them on now, get ready to pay a big fine.
What is this great offense you can have on your vehicle of choice in Missouri? The Missouri Highway Patrol says it's studded snow tires. If you have them on your vehicle after April 1 and get caught, you'll get busted if you're pulled over.
What's the problem with snow tires?
The Missouri Highway Patrol spells it out (cue the Dragnet theme):
Missouri Revised Statute 307.171 states, No person shall operate any motor vehicle upon any road or highway of this state between the first day of April and the first day of November while the motor vehicle is equipped with tires containing metal or carbide studs.
If you're in love with your snow tires, the good news is you can put them back on November 1.
What's the punishment for having snow tires on your vehicle between April 1 and November 1?
Here's what the Missouri Highway Patrol says (cue the Dragnet theme again):
Any person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of an infraction.
I am just gonna guess that it's possible that a kind patrol officer might let you off with a warning, but technically you can get slapped with a fine. Since I'm not a lawyer though, I'd recommend checking the Missouri Highway Patrol guidelines and laws for yourself.